Caregiver Support Group

Connecting with other caregivers in caregiver support group meetings is an excellent way to acquire information, ideas and tips for caregiving. In addition, support group participants feel affirmed, renewed and re-energized after sharing their stories and hearing the stories of their fellow caregivers.

Holy Cross supports all and any caregivers through the support group meetings that are held each month. During the meetings, caregivers are given opportunities to share their stories, ask questions and feel affirmed for all they are doing in their journeys as a caregiver.

Meetings: Usually the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30pm in classroom J at Holy Cross

Upcoming Events

OCT24

Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Oct 24, 2019: 1:30pm

DATE CHANGE FOR OCTOBER ONLY: Meeting is Thu, Oct 24 at 1:30pm in classroom J at Holy Cross Parish

Join a caregivers’ support group in classroom J at Holy Cross Parish, which will help you become renewed and refreshed while being affirmed for your dedication and caregiving efforts.

For questions about the caregiving journey, call Evelyn (Sanchez) Fink at 602-882-5197. For questions about caregiver resources, call Bobbie Boyd at 480-292-0583.

NOV14

Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Nov 14, 2019: 1:30pm

Join a caregivers’ support group in classroom J at Holy Cross Parish, which will help you become renewed and refreshed while being affirmed for your dedication and caregiving efforts.

For questions about the caregiving journey, call Evelyn (Sanchez) Fink at 602-882-5197. For questions about caregiver resources, call Bobbie Boyd at 480-292-0583.

DEC12

Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Dec 12, 2019: 1:30pm

Join a caregivers’ support group in classroom J at Holy Cross Parish, which will help you become renewed and refreshed while being affirmed for your dedication and caregiving efforts.

For questions about the caregiving journey, call Evelyn (Sanchez) Fink at 602-882-5197. For questions about caregiver resources, call Bobbie Boyd at 480-292-0583.

On the Caregiving Journey...

Caregiver Action Network (CAN)

09-15-2019

It is not unusual for caregivers to feel that no one understands what they, as caregivers, face physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually every day. If you, as a new or even a veteran caregiver, feel that you are all alone on your journey, then you may want to visit the web site for the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) at www.caregiveraction.org. This web site features a variety of information, resources and useful tips to help family caregivers who work with older loved ones and young and adult children with disabilities. You can read the personal stories of caregivers facing a variety of challenges and what they have learned from their experience. You can view videos that pertain to caregiving for specific diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. You can join the family caregiver forum and share with other caregivers. You can sign up to receiver CAN's free monthly newsletter of practical tips and advice. You will discover that there are many others in similar situations like yours who understand you and that you are not alone on the caregiving journey.

Falling Down

09-01-2019

One of the greatest concerns for older/ill people and their caregivers is the issue of falling down. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every four adults 65 and over falls each year and more than 300,000 seniors are treated for hip fractures. Half of all falls occur in the home. The most common type of fall is falling sideways. One way to help prevent falls is to make sure the home environment is safe. This can be done by installing grab bars inside and outside the shower and/or tub and by the toilet and by adding guard rails on both sides of stairs. It is also important to get rid of things that can cause tripping and to make sure there is plenty of light in the home by adding more and/or brighter lights. For more information, check out the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/adultfalls.html.